It’s easy to lose track of your Windows 10 product key, especially if you’ve upgraded from an earlier version of Windows or upgraded computers. Here are three ways to find your product key if you’ve lost it or don’t have it written down anywhere on paper
Press Win+R and type cmd
Command Prompt will now open and you will be able to see your product key right away. If you don’t see anything, then your product key isn’t stored in the registry and you’ll need to use another method. The next option is to enter this command: type c:\windows\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a. Type to be at the prompt to continue and answer any questions as necessary. When finished, you should have found your product key at the bottom of a window labelled Microsoft Product Key.
Finally, if neither of those methods works for you, we recommend using an online search engine like Google or Bing and typing find my windows 10 product key or find my Microsoft product key. There are many websites that offer such services; we would recommend using one of those websites instead of relying on a third-party site that may or may not give accurate results. All you need to do is plug in your info and pay for the service.
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Type wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey
- The first way to find your Windows 10 product key is by using the Command Prompt. To do this, type wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey into the Command Prompt and hit enter. This should bring up your product key.
- You can also find your product key in the Registry Editor. To do this, type regedit into the Start Menu and hit enter. Once in the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\. Here, you’ll find a registry entry called ProductKey. 3. Finally, you can use PowerShell to find your Windows 10 product key. Type powershell into the search bar at the bottom of the screen, right-click on Windows Powershell and select Run as Administrator. When prompted with a UAC prompt click Yes. In PowerShell type: (Get-WmiObject -query select * from SoftwareLicensingService).OA3xOriginalProductKey and hit Enter. If you’re using Windows 8 or newer, just copy the highlighted text below. Paste that information into your favorite notepad program and save it somewhere safe. If you want to install updates without worrying about being prompted for a product key every time then go back to step one and use Method One again instead of Method Two or Three. Remember, never give away your Windows 10 product key to anyone. For more tips like this be sure to visit our blog often! We update it every week with valuable content so don’t forget to subscribe.
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If you need to reinstall Windows 10, you’ll need a product key. But what if you can’t find your product key? Don’t worry, there are a few simple ways to find it.
One way is to look for it in the registry. To do this, open the Registry Editor by pressing the Windows key + R and typing regedit. Then, press Enter. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion. The key that’s called Product Id will have your product key listed below it as a string of 25 characters. If you still can’t find your product key, don’t panic! You might be able to get it from Microsoft. They often offer free support for those who purchased their copy of Windows 10 online through their website or from an authorized retailer.
If that doesn’t work, try contacting the store where you bought your computer from or checking with them about how they handle warranties and product keys. Finally, you could also reach out to the manufacturer of your computer and see if they’re able to help. Remember, no matter which option you choose, make sure to keep a copy of your Windows 10 product key somewhere safe so that it doesn’t get lost again!